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ON THE COVER
Any body of water is a great place to go paddle…especially if it’s as pretty as Sparks Lake in Oregon. Photo by Gary Luhm
2006 BUYERS GUIDE-Our yearly guide to all things boating.
Navigating the Guide – There are bazillions of boats, paddles, and PFDs inside, so start here to find your way to the specific products that are best suited to your style of paddling.
Canoes Introduction by Beth Geiger
Kayaks Introduction by Cecil Kuhne and Bob Woodward
Inflatables Introduction by the Editors
Paddles Introduction by Andy Knapp and Alan S. Kesselheim
PFDs Introduction by Berne Broudy
Brooding on the Hatchie – The flooded forest of the Hatchie River are cause for concern. By Cindy Ross
Have Boat , Will Travel –Wilderness canoeists take their boats on a cross-country motorcycle tour.
By Rolf Kraiker
Biscayne Bay, Florida – If 200 fish species don’t keep your attention, the thieving raccoons will. Not to mention the gorgeous waters of South Florida.by Matthew Magolan
Suwannee River,Georgia – Just keep telliing yourself that the gators eyeing your crew don’t really fancy humans for lunch.By Alan Belford
Soul Sister – Tanya Shuman left corporate America to become whitewater’s Queen of Air. By Mike Kord
They Swam the Grand Canyon – Toast the 50th anniversary of the Grand Canyon’s first and only full-length swim. By Alan S. Kesselheim
Dam Thoughtless – Adding another dam to the Susquehanna would further pollute it. By Mara Kahn
GEAR TO GO
New Products for 2006 – By the Editors
ADVENTURE PADDLING DIRECTORY
DOWN THE STREAM – Look for these feature in upcoming issues
Kayaking with Khomeini– Join Canadian Becky Bristow on one of the few Western Kayak Expeditions to Iran.
Slot Canyon Paddle – Unusually high spring runoff provides a rare opportunity on Utah’s Excalante River.
Probing the Blackstone– An exploratory crew evaluates the Yukon’s Blackstone River as a potential guided destination and discovers a mammoth tusk to boot.